Local man faces fraud, theft charges
A Marshalltown man faces fraud and enhanced theft charges after police discovered he had allegedly stolen a license plate and passed it off as his own.
Capt. Chris Jones, with the Marshalltown Police Department, said police arrested Beau Malcolm, 30, Friday. Five prior theft convictions and having his license suspended three times before for failure to pay fines enhanced the theft charge.
Malcolm is charged with third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor, and fifth-degree fraud, a simple misdemeanor. Police completed reports of Malcolm's arrest Tuesday. His preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
Melbourne woman accused of theft
A Melbourne woman faces an enhanced theft charge for allegedly stealing groceries from Hy-Vee.
Julie Rodriguez, 55, allegedly stole $253 worth of groceries from the department store Oct. 19, said Capt. Chris Jones, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Because of two prior theft convictions, police enhanced the charge from a fourth-degree charge to a third-degree charge, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Rodriguez's preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday. Reports of her arrest were made available Tuesday.
Felony assault for local man
A local man is charged with assaulting his live-in girlfriend.
Police arrested Michael Robinson, 30, Saturday for allegedly shoving a 27-year-old woman with whom he lives on the 500 block of North First Street, said Capt. Chris Jones, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Two prior domestic assault convictions enhanced Robinson's charge to felony domestic assault, a Class D felony.
The victim did not need medical attention.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Monday, Joshua Michael Volk, 1108 W. Iowa Ave. #19, reported the theft of 28 DVDs, four Blue Ray DVDs, five PlayStation 3 video games and a metal tool box from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $1,040.
On Monday, Mindy Lynn Reed, Homeless, was arrested for trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of prescription drugs.
On Monday, Joseph Gene Kinney, 606 Lincoln Way, was arrested for possession, receipt, transportation or dominion and control of firearms, offensive weapons and ammunition by felons or others.
On Saturday, Anthony Petersohn Chandler, 418 N. 5th St., possession of drug paraphernalia and operating while intoxicated first-offense.
On Friday, Beau Allen Malcolm, 510 1/2 N. 3rd Ave., was arrested for fraudulent practices in the fifth-degree and third-degree theft enhanced.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
On Thursday, Benjamin Charles Koch, 2313 Meyer Ave., reported damage to a 55 inch flatscreen Samsung TV and a Ovation six string guitar and the theft of a Ruger MK3 pistol and a XBox 360 game system from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $2,399.
On Sunday, Alexander James Willox, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested for failure to appear.
On Saturday, Jason Wayne Mull, 501 S. 6th St, was arrested for failure to appear.
On Oct. 24, Danny Hap Darrow, of Melbourne, was arrested for violation of a no-contact order and failure to prove security against liability.
On Sunday, a car driven by Donald Joseph Thompson, of Rhodes, was northbound on Canfield Avenue when it struck a deer that entered the traveled portion of the roadway from the ditch. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Thompson car was estimated at $2,000.
On Saturday, a car driven by Mark Herman Schoberg, 2013 Catalina Place, was northbound on Highway 14 near 290th Street when it struck a deer that entered the roadway. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Schoberg car was estimated at $3,100.